Sunday, 5 December 2010

Busy doing nothing....


Well, not quite busy doing nothing - but busy. Had a few days away, with no time or opportunity to do any crafting, just had to be contented with things like watching *Harry Potter*, playing games, reading, snoozing, nattering, cooking and partying, so it was an enjoyable break from the usual daily patterns. It has been snowing a lot, so it was a good time to stay in and keep warm. Today it is is raining, and icicles are forming on the trees, look like big diamonds. The Harry Potter film was fantastic, but scary - glad B was there to hold the popcorn and comfort me at the bad moments. In the last couple of weeks we had made an advent calendar together for her Mum, who had to be sent into the bathroom to hide while we fixed it on the wall on Wednesday morning. She was really thrilled with it, too, so that was good. And on Tuesday evening, before we went to Harry Potter, B gave me a beautiful Calendar that she had made for me - in secret! and I was over the moon having something made expecially for me - thanks B! And I got another present, a beautiful gold bird with a winter hat, who came complete with his own travelling tin, and who now has a place of honour on my window ledge, so he can look out at his colleagues outside. And then on Friday evening, when we made our Channukah / Advent celebration, I got another bird from Inge, a red one with a crown and a majestic cloak. Now they are residing peacefully side by side on my window ledge, and no doubt have a lot of birdie tales to tell. Thanks B & Inge, for being so kind.Inge also has 2 of the lovely golden birds,who also seem to need to tell each other a lot!
All in all, some nice days, in good company. giving and receiving presents, and much more important, love & kindness.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Val, sounds like you have had a good few days, well done. Hope you are keeping as well as possible! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. I like your new blog look, Valerie, very nice! Loved reading your post, had to smile at the thought of Inge being sent off to hide in the bathroom, lol. The birds are really lovely - in your little slide show of them, as you click from one pic to the next and they are in slightly different poses, they look like they are having quite an animated conversation. Wonder what they are gossiping about..... CoB

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  3. Thanks Sarah, have a good week and keep warm!

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  4. So pleased you've managed a break and had a rest Val.
    And how cute are those birds?
    Hugs,
    Sue xx

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  5. Thanks Carole and Susie, those birds really are cute, and I am sure they talk to each other all day! Inge never complained at being sent into the bathroom, she's used to our surprises!!

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  6. Glad to hear you are OK now Val. What a brilliant time you have had and such great presents. A great time spent with your lovely friend. Love the new blog design its gorgeous. Take care, Annette x

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  7. Thanks Netty. Here it is still snowing, so I am wondering how tomorrow will be. How's your kitchen doing?

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  8. Well, you seem to be having a good time at the moment in spite of other probs, well done!! Hugs, T

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